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Skills Gap

Food & Beverage and Future Proofing Your Business

October 18, 2019 As I have been thinking about the food and beverage industry (and process manufacturing) and future proofing your business, I see several examples of proactive clients and colleagues future proofing their business. As this is my latest, hot-off-the-press LMA-i, LMA Intelligence topic, I thought we'd explore a [...]

The Skills Gap in the Modern Era

People are the #1 topic on our most successful clients' executives minds. That's because these clients realize that even the best strategies and plans will fail without people. On the other hand, we have seen clients that appear the least likely to succeed overcome great obstacles to not only [...]

2020-09-22T22:01:21+00:00September 10, 2019|Categories: Skills Gap, Talent|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The Talent / Skills Gap & My Request to You

August 14, 2019 Several years ago, we performed research on the Skills Gap in conjunction with APICS Inland Empire. We found that 87% of manufacturers, distributors and significant service operations were experiencing a skills gap at that time. Fast-forward six years, and the business environment seems quite similar yet [...]

2020-09-29T22:10:55+00:00August 14, 2019|Categories: I've Been Thinking, Skills Gap|Tags: , , , , |

Are You Retaining Top Talent?

Several clients have been short on top talent. With virtually zero unemployment, the traditional job search programs yield virtually 0% talent.  Even with an executive recruiter, you may be prone to lose your candidate at the last minute when his/her current job figures out they need to do a [...]

People & Robots Can Co-Exist Successfully

We held an engaging executive panel discussion at our APICS Inland Empire spring symposium on the topic, "The Talent Transformation: People or Robots? There is quite a lot of hoopla in the area of Inland Southern California as this geography is larger than all but 24 states (and soon [...]

What’s Ahead for People?

Without people, no business will thrive. That's why even the most technical of companies such as Google value people.  In our experience, people are the #1 asset of any organization. Hands down, we can help any organization with good people quicker and to a FAR larger degree than an [...]

Industry Week’s Salary Survey Finds Good Morale Yet Not Higher Wages

According to Industry Week's salary survey, almost 70% of respondents are "satisfied" or "very satisfied" with their current job yet salaries took a 6% dip since last year.   I wonder if the baby boomer retirement ramp up is impacting these numbers as the survey finds that the people with [...]

Should We Care If Women Are on Boards?

Last week, I attended a special event about "Women on Boards", and it was quite interesting to listen to three successful women and Board members.  Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire, CEO of 2020 Women on Boards National Campaign led the discussion, and Jan Buchan, former CEO of PAAMCO and Julie Hill, Anthem [...]

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